With so many great places to visit here in Nevada, why are we always in a rush to travel elsewhere when we’re looking to have a good time? If you’re currently a Nevada resident, these 20 places should definitely be on your bucket list to visit:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is located on the border between Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed during the Great Depression and receives more than 1 million visitors each year.
2. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is North America's largest alpine lake.
3. Stratosphere Tower
At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower, located in Las Vegas, is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States.
4. Lamoille Canyon
Located in Elko County, Lamoille Canyon is the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains.
Rhyolite began in 1905 as a busy mining town, and it's now one of the most popular ghost towns in Nevada.
6. Mount Charleston
At an elevation of 11,916 feet, Mount Charleston is the highest mountain in the Spring Mountains and Clark County.
7. Fountains of Bellagio
A combination of music, water and light is responsible for creating this spectacular fountain show in Las Vegas.
8. Virginia City
Located in Storey County, Virginia City is one of the most haunted cities in the United States.
9. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip and was Nevada's first National Conservation Area.
10. Neon Boneyard
The Neon Boneyard, located in Las Vegas, consists of an impressive collection of vintage casino signs.
11. Great Basin National Park
Great Basin National Park, located in White Pine County, is home to the Lehman Caves.
12. Eiffel Tower Experience
Those who take advantage of the Eiffel Tower Experience get to travel 46 stories up into a half-scale replica of the famous Paris landmark to get a beautiful view of Las Vegas.
13. Lotus of Siam
Lotus of Siam, located in Las Vegas, offers more than 150 menu items and is considered to be the best Thai restaurant in the United States.
14. Wolf Creek Golf Club
Located in Mesquite, Wolf Creek Golf Club offers breathtaking views and is considered to be one of the best courses in the nation.
15. Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas. Its main feature is the light canopy, which is approximately 1,500 feet in length.
16. Burning Man
Burning Man takes place in the Black Rock Desert, allowing visitors to explore various forms of artistic self-expression.
17. Extraterrestrial Highway
The Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada State Route 375) is close to Area 51 and was given the name "Extraterrestrial Highway" because of the numerous UFO sightings along the road.
18. Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park covers nearly 42,000 acres and is Nevada's oldest state park.
19. Top of the World Restaurant
Top of the World Restaurant is located inside the Stratosphere Tower, at more than 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. This top-rated restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes.
20. Fly Geyser
Fly Geyser, located in Washoe County, is a man-made geothermal geyser that spews water nearly 5 feet into the air. This geyser is located on private property, but it can be seen from the road.
What do you think? Have you visited any of these well-known places in Nevada? What places would you add to your Nevada bucket list?